Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome is a kind of epilepsy that starts in childhood usually between the ages of 2 and 6 years. In this rare and severe disorder patients have seizures very often. In addition to seizures, children with this disorder could have learning difficulties, behavioural problems and developmental delays.
HOW IS LENNOX-GASTAUT SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A Neurologist/Pediatrics diagnoses Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome by conducting MRI, CT scan and EEG to evaluate the severity of this disease.
HOW IS LENNOX-GASTAUT SYNDROME TREATED?
Doctors may prescribe a variety of drugs to treat seizures from LGS. The goal is to reduce the number of seizures with medication that causes the fewest side effects. Rescue therapies or treatments that can be given to help stop or shorten clusters or seizures is an important part of seizure care for people with LGS. Treatment may require the coordinated efforts of a team of specialists. Pediatricians, neurologists, pediatric neurologists, surgeons and/or other healthcare professionals may need to systematically and comprehensively plan an affected child's treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most children with this disorder will grow up needing help with everyday tasks and may need to be in an assisted living home.